Date: 10/15/19 10:11 pm From: reeser <reeser...> Subject: Is anyone seeing Hummingbirds? -- Cumberland County, PA
We have been seeing at least one ruby throated hummingbird every day through September and October, except yesterday Monday 10/14/19. Today Tuesday 10/15/19 we again had a hummingbird coming to the pineapple salvias and other salvias and then perching at the top of the pear tree overlooking the flowers.
So, we may have missed him yesterday, but I'm guessing the numbers of hummers in the area has dropped over this last week, since previously we had no trouble finding at least one any time of day. They've all appeared to be ruby throated to date.
Anyway mid October is the latest we normally see the hummers, except the one year we had a Selasphorus hummer show up in early November that stayed for about a month or so, until the pineapple salvias got hit by a hard frost.
Is anyone else still seeing hummers in central PA or anywhere in PA or when was the last time you saw one this year?
We still had one yellow bellied sapsucker on Monday 10/14/19, did not see him today. Still seeing a few warblers but have not had much luck identifying them, except for one late yellow warbler a little while ago. Today there were a number of hawks flying over head and through the yard, so the birds have been scattering at times. A Cooper's flew low around the trees and at least one red tailed was soaring over head calling, also looked like at least one vulture going over. The Cooper's has landed a few feet away already when he/she tried to get a bird on the ground and missed. He doesn't seem too concerned about us. The birds disappear into the hedges/bushes and into the salvia gardens along with the rabbit.